|The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS)/Enterprise Goods and Services State Procurement Section grants PERS purchasing authority based upon the monetary value of the resultant contract. Solicitations valued at more than $10,000 are publicly advertised in State of Oregon's Purchasing Information Network (ORPIN). A summary of that authority includes:|
$9,999 or Less
Procurement has discretion to purchase and/or contract without obtaining competitive quotes for these purchases. For procurements between $5,000 and $9,999, notices will be posted in ORPIN and with the Director of Economic and Business Equity for Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB).
$10,000 to $149,999
Procurement may purchase and/or contract within these thresholds by obtaining at least three competitive quotes for these procurements. Notification to the Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) is also required.
More than $150,000
The Oregon Public Procurement Code requires formal competition for all contracts over $150,000. All solicitations are advertised on the ORPIN system. Notification to the Oregon Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) is also required.